Lewis announces plans to retire from the House after 2018

State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) today announced that his second term in office, which will end with the 2017-18 session, will be his final one as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. His retirement will follow 56 years of public service. “Because of the citizens of the 74th District, I proudly worked in Harrisburg – despite the inevitable bureaucratic...

Pryor announces bid for 74th District state house seat

Frank Pryor EAST FALLOWFIELD — A township man announced Wednesday he will seek the 74th District State Representative seat in 2018. Frank Pryor said he would seek the democratic nomination for the seat currently held by State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74). “As State Representative, I will advance opportunities for jobs & economic development, advocate for quality education and state of the...

Candidate Q&A: Josh Maxwell, 74th State House District

Josh Maxwell Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Candidate Q&A: Harry Lewis Jr., 74th State House District

Harry Lewis Jr. Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Letter: Chester County needs new leadership

To The Editor, When we move forward together, we move forward farther. It is often the case that elected officials like to talk about how great they are more than they like to talk about how great the people they serve are. That is fundamentally un-productive because it means that they’re focused on their own accomplishments instead of the community’s accomplishments. A “we” attitude is...

Letter: Democrats can’t and won’t support Lewis

To The Editor, I am writing this letter because I believe Josh Maxwell will serve our community best as our next State Representative in the 74th State House District, and his opponent, candidate Harry Lewis, is a good man and a good person who is on the wrong side of history. I say this because I have known Harry all of his life. We grew up together in Carver Court, and along with many others,...

Lewis, Maxwell agree on much during debate

74th District candidates differ on teacher retirement, share views elsewhere By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – 74th District State Senate Candidates Harry Lewis (R) and Josh Maxwell (D) both voiced their support for the Affordable Care Act, green energy legislation, raising the minimum wage, legalization of medical marijuana, and increased education funding at Sunday’s candidate...

Letter: Former student urges support for Lewis

To The Editor, I’m writing to urge everyone in the 74th District to vote for Harry Lewis for State Representative on Tuesday, Nov. 4th.  I am blessed to say that Mr. Lewis, or “Mr. Lew” as we called him in High School, played a big role in my life and personal development. I first met Mr. Lewis during my freshman year at Coatesville Area High School, when I decided to run track.  In addition...

Lewis tagged as one of ’14 races to watch in ’14’

Harry Lewis Jr., the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 74th District was selected as one of “14 races to watch in ’14” by the Republican State Leadership Committee. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harry Lewis Jr. was selected as one of 14 candidates nationwide to highlighted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) recently announced as one its “14 in ‘14...

Young want to fight for the American Dream

Says he worries opportunity is slipping away By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Joshua Young In the end, for Joshua Young, it’s about preserving that basic American Dream: starting with almost nothing and working one’s way into prosperity. Sitting outside the example of the auto service facility owned by his family he manages, Young, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative...